Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Race, and Decoloniality

The property
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Race, and Decoloniality
University of Colorado Boulder
The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of rhetoric specializing in race and/or decoloniality, with possible additional areas of expertise in one or more of the following areas: Indigenous studies, critical ethnic studies, the Global South, gender studies, environmental communication, visual rhetoric, technology, and/or rhetorical field methods. The successful candidate must be both well-grounded in rhetorical studies and open to creative interchange with colleagues practicing qualitative, interpretive, and critical social scientific communication inquiry. They should also have demonstrated commitment to and experience with inclusive pedagogies and the mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students. The position is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service and involves teaching two classes per semester. A PhD in communication or allied fields, with specialization in rhetorical studies, is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Department of Communication is a vibrant intellectual community committed to the critical, humanistic, and social scientific study of communication. Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.
CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. It provides benefits to both same-sex and different-sex domestic partners as well as spouses.
The position will begin in August of 2022. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching success, evidence of engagement with issues of diversity/equity/inclusion, two published articles or representative research, and the names of three references. Additional details can be found on CU's online submission site, where all applicants should upload their materials:
For full consideration, please apply by Friday, October 29, 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled. For more information, email Professor Peter Simonson, Search Chair,
No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Listing Location

Boulder, CO, USA

The NAISA logo was designed by Jonathan Thunder, a Red Lake Ojibwe painter and digital artist from Minnesota. NAISA members inspired by canoe traditions among their own people sent examples to Thunder, who designed the logo with advice from the NAISA Council. The color scheme was chosen to signify those Indigenous peoples who are more land-based and do not have canoe traditions.